back in January, 100000 years ago, I got a chance to talk with @darius about running friend.camp; why hometown, his fork of mastodon, is currently needed to create safer spaces; human-scaled social media; and trust networks and technology, for an interview in @logic.
we just recently released that conversation for free online. check it out!
@jon @christa @mastohost it’s expensive (like, notably) and I just decided what I was getting out of hosting my own instance wasn’t worth the time investment of migrating to somewhere else or working to reduce costs, especially when I already had an account on friend camp. I know it can be cheaper, just came to terms with fact that I had many projects and little time, and it’s ok if not all last forever.
@christa if you're looking for alternatives and decide down the road to resume a presence in this space, something a bit simpler could be to use the ActivityPub plugin within WordPress. Other things to look at could potentially be Write.as/WriteFreely. At least you're not throwing any more money at Bezos though.
jonleibowitz.social is a single-user instance!